How accent training works
You learn an accent by listening to others. You unlearn an accent by listening to yourself. Our approach teaches you to hear how your speech is different from Standard American English. By tuning into the patterns and sounds you need to change, you learn to monitor and correct your own speech. It’s that simple—and it works for a lifetime.
Each week, you will work closely with your instructor, either on Zoom or in person at our NYC office. You will gradually learn, step by step, how to make your speech closer to that of a native speaker. You and your instructor will practice the correct pronunciation of vowels, consonants, and industry-specific vocabulary. You’ll learn how to fluently connect words and make a new habit of using American English rhythm, intonation, oral posture and vocal resonance.
In your sessions, your instructor will introduce new material and help you get better at what you’ve already practiced together. You’ll work on correcting your American English at a detailed level of sounds, words, and sentences, practicing everything in conversation. And you’ll be coached on how to use your home library of practice texts and recordings in between sessions to reinforce, refine, and internalize your American accent skills – for life.
Step 1 is to schedule a 15-minute Zoom Discovery Call. We’ll discuss your background and goals, describe the way our program works, and help you schedule a complimentary Speech and Accent Evaluation.
Step 2: You’ll meet with one of our Accent Instruction Specialists instructors for a 1:1 evaluation. In this comprehensive speech assessment, you’ll learn all about your accent patterns, including:
- Intonation, stress, rhythm
- Accent physicality and oral posture
You may also have questions about:
- Presentation strategies and training
- Social speech (e.g. “small talk”)
- “Body” language
- Online communication skills
The Evaluation takes less than 1 hour and is free of charge. You’ll come away knowing specifically what changes you need to make in your speech – and leave with an action plan.
Step 3: Start your accent reduction training! Schedule your Discovery Call today.
How our classes work
We offer training 7 days a week.
Most of our students take private or semi-private classes 1-2x weekly. The program length depends on your assessment and what you’re looking to achieve. Interested in sharing the accent reduction experience with a friend or colleague? You find a partner, we’ll help you set up a semi-private program.
Each session is carefully planned to address your specific needs, with home study materials tailored just for you. In fact, you’ll have lifetime access to our library of audio files and instructions to help you maintain your new speaking skills.
Our approach is designed to help you with conversation in everyday life—whether you’re seeking a job promotion, preparing for a presentation, or just spending an afternoon with new friends. You’ll be speaking with clarity and confidence starting in your first session.
Our clients also use their sessions to:
• get ready for presentations or auditions
• prepare podcasts or videos
• prepare for job interviews
• practice social “small talk”
• eliminate fillers (“um”, “kind of”)
• work out how to get ready to launch a new career
What Our Clients Say About AccentsOff
“I started taking speech classes early this year from Rochel and have greatly benefitted from them. Some of the positives about Rochel are:
• Understanding the specific areas of speech to target
• Recognizes the influence of native foreign language
• Quick to identify the main areas of weakness and the likely cause of it
• She is systematic and methodical in her approach.
“It was one of the best decisions in my life to sign up for speech lessons at AccentsOff. I have not only obtained a solid knowledge of American pronunciation, but also confidence in my daily conversations. A whole new world of vocabulary opened up for me. I started to use ‘cidy’, ‘compuder’, ‘wader’, ‘god it’….and started to sound like a New Yorker!
“I highly recommend AccentsOff classes for any person wishing to reduce their accent and improve their speaking ability. Her individualized instruction helped me not only to speak more clearly, but also to hear the language better. If you are looking for a professional but friendly approach this is the place for you.”
Start speaking with clarity and confidence
We understand how critical it is to stay a step ahead of the competition and take control where we can. Learning how to become a crystal-clear, engaging speaker is one of the most important life investments you can make. Find out more about improving your American accent by scheduling a Discovery Call and complimentary Speech Evaluation.